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Amazon, Manhattan eateries partner for one-hour delivery

Amazon is partnering with stores in Manhattan to expand its one-hour delivery service to include prepared foods. The Prime Now service will offer prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery, all quintessential New York neighborhood stores.  

eBay Germany testing a version of Prime

The German branch of eBay is currently testing a membership program similar to Amazon Prime. The program, to be rolled out in the second half of the year, offers benefits for shipping and returns.

Walmart to challenge Amazon Prime with $50 shipping service

Walmart will begin testing a frontal assault on Amazon Prime this summer, offering unlimited free shipping at a rate equivalent to half of Amazon's $99 annual price.  

Google draws closer to buy button

Google will launch buy buttons on its search results pages sometime in the next few weeks, putting it in direct competition with online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. The button will first display for users searching for products using a mobile device, according to those familiar with the launch.

Google to roll out 'buy' button soon

In the coming weeks, Google will reportedly launch a 'buy' button on its search results pages, according to  The Wall Street Journal.

Luxottica, Sephora open stores on

China's online marketplace,, has announced a partnership with luxury eyewear retailer Luxottica. The e-commerce site will also serve as the location for beauty brand Sephora's first and only Chinese online flagship store.  

Smaller Web retailers grew sales 14% in 2014

Smaller e-commerce retailers managed to grow Web sales 14.4 percent in 2014, totaling more than $6 billion. That number is just below the overall 15.4 percent increase in U.S. e-commerce and slightly below the 15.7 percent increase among the largest Web merchants.   

Wayfair launches home makeover show

Online furniture retailer Wayfair has partnered with Kin Community, the No. 1 women's lifestyle multi-platform video network, to launch a home design series created and hosted by Christiane Lemieux, Wayfair's executive creative director.  

Ex-Apple exec Ron Johnson launches product delivery and tutorial service

Ron Johnson, ex-Apple retail chief and the creator of the Apple Store, has announced the launch of Enjoy, a tech gadget store that sells products online and then sends an employee to deliver ordered products and teach the consumer how to use them.   

Walmart, Amazon chase online market in China

Walmart and Amazon have launched cyber attacks in China with the purest of commercial motives. Walmart is unveiling a mobile shopping app while Amazon is increasing its imported item count from 80,000 to 1.6 million.